Simplify your operations with ProVision

ProVision™ is a powerful, standards-based Element Management System (EMS). Designed to simplify Carrier Ethernet and TDM network designs and services, it provides superior intelligence for mobile and private network operators. By reducing complex configuration time for deployment, providing automated tools to monitor and respond to end-user service levels, and including intelligent links between physical and Ethernet network issues, ProVision enables operators to provide superior levels of service and drive down operational costs.

 

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Aviat Provision - Element Management System

Simple, smart, secure management

ProVision delivers network management across the full Aviat product portfolio, key partner products and many third party SNMP-based platforms. It provides efficient, seamless end-to-end network management solutions for TDM, Carrier Ethernet, and hybrid microwave networks.

Seamless mobile support

ProVision’s mobile client for Apple iOS enables 24/7 network monitoring by operators from their choice of mobile devices, iPhones or iPads.

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Multi-vendor management

ProVision manages a range of microwave radios from other vendors. In addition, routers, switches, and other equipment is also covered.

What customers are saying

Justine Prakash and Vikash Prasad talk about their experience with the ProVision Element Management System and touch on a few of its many cost saving features.

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Watch this video to hear Vodafone Fiji tell us about their experiences with ProVision EMS.

Key features

Proficient network operations

  • Fast installation with automated product upgrades
  • Automated discovery of network resources, including end-to-end TDM and Ethernet services
  • Instant alerts of degraded performance and faults, including email and SMS notifications
  • Rapid network provisioning through bulk transactions
  • End-to-end service awareness, providing for intelligent automated operations

Smart fault management

  • Microwave, TDM and Ethernet multi-technology network health monitoring
  • Automated network health reports detect performance degradation before outages
  • Advanced end-to-end diagnostics including Ethernet OA&M (ITU-T Y.1731 and IEEE 802.1ag)
  • Smartphone and tablet client option, enabling effective out-of-NOC fault management
  • Ethernet clock distribution and clock synchronization related faults across Eclipse networks
  • ERPS, EVC/VLAN and protection/diversity technologies

Intelligent network provisioning

  • Rapid bulk provisioning of network firmware and license upgrades
  • End-to-end provisioning of TDM and Ethernet services through a simple graphical interface
  • Automated validation of network clock sync distribution design
  • Automated discovery, simplifying the provisioning of configuration changes
  • Automated discovery of network and service resources, including end-to-end TDM and Ethernet services and network configurations

Proactive bandwidth management

  • Ethernet bandwidth utilization instantly presents over- or under-utilization across all network ports, predicts future utilization, and provides navigation to deep-dive analysis tools
  • RF capacity reports identify allocated, licensed, maximum & spare capacity available across all microwave interfaces in the network

Secure & reliable access control

  • Role-based access control with single-sign-on
  • Flexible containment-based management providing access control by region, technology, etc
  • Secure network device access, including SNMPv3, HTTPS and SSH
  • RADIUS-based authentication, authorization and user access accounting
  • Secure bulk provisioning of network device user accounts and access control lists
  • Audit logging, reporting and client session management

OSS Integration Ready

  • Proven OSS integration with many operators and OSS vendors
  • Spanning assurance and provisioning of microwave, TDM and Ethernet resources
  • Out-of-box traditional SNMP/XML/CSV based Northbound Interface (NBI)
  • TMF 854 MTOSI open interface option, providing for assurance and fulfilment through an industry standard, enabling the automation of OSS processes

Specifications

Scalable solutions

  • Up to 10,000 network elements and 25 concurrent client sessions per server
  • Licensing based on network size and feature set
  • Redundant server options

Platform

  • Server – Windows 7, XP, 2012, 2008, 2003, or Solaris 10
  • Client – Windows 7, XP, 2012, 2008, 2003, Vista
  • Embedded Oracle MySQL database
  • Minimum hardware – 2 GHz single core processor, 4GB RAM, 100GB HD
  • Multi-language – Translation available on request

APCO 2012: Broadband for Public Safety in Sight

It is August and Minneapolis, Minn., is readying itself for the annual gathering for the APCO show. However, this year, the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) show will be much different as the promise of broadband for public safety is now within sight! But before we start the sprint to the finish line, we still have some hurdles left to overcome:

FirstNet board decisions on network requirements and vendor choices for implementation      (that is once a board is in place) States definition of needs requirements including cooperative agreements between states      and local municipalities

We will hear how systems integrators are developing business models that help limit the OPEX costs for the networks and bring the critical technical LTE skills to the party.

With very difficult financial limitations, innovation and teamwork will be required to make this network work. Look for vendors that bring new ideas to the game that help address these monetary challenges. How do we help limit CAPEX and OPEX while still offering the outstanding reliability/performance required of a mission critical network?

Aviat Networks knows backhaul will play a much larger role in the financial measures of the broadband network (perhaps as much as 30 percent of CAPEX)! Our solutions take advantage of existing deployed backhaul radios in public safety networks (more than 18,000 radios deployed in state/local networks today) and those of our competitors (estimated in excess of 30,000 radios). “Reuse—whenever possible” must be part of every conversation.

In addition, Aviat Networks’ ProVision monitoring/management platform and NOC Managed Services allow the state/local entity to much more cost effectively maintain their networks…to mission-critical standards. OPEX savings of more than 25 percent may be achieved by being able to predict problems before they occur and to be able to quickly diagnose and address them when they do occur. IP networks involve more complex failure mechanisms than TDM networks. Aviat Networks’ Advanced NOC Services capability offers the IP insight needed to fully understand loading, demand changes, networking issues quickly and avert bottlenecks before they occur.

If you would like to hear more on any of these topics, I invite you to come and see us at APCO.

Randy Jenkins Director Business Development Aviat Networks

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Microwave Wireless Backhaul Case Study: Tooele County (Utah)

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In an all-indoor configuration, Aviat Networks’ Eclipse Packet Node platform has delivered flexibility to Tooele County, Utah, to transition its partially mountainous, rural legacy TDM network to IP when the traffic demands it. When greater functionality is required, the modular nature of the platform is called upon to ease installation and maintenance.

“The entire design is highly modular, and we are able to drop in new network cards with the latest technology. We just swap new cards for old,” says Dave Williams, communications manager for Tooele County. “So not only does Eclipse Packet Node provide native TDM support for our latency-sensitive, mission-critical traffic today but also allows us the flexibility to migrate to native all-IP traffic as our applications evolve. With this platform, we get the best of both worlds.”

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What customers and analysts are saying

Ian Otoo Acheampong

Wireless Support MTN Ghana

ProVision network management tool has been tremendously wonderful…It makes troubleshooting so easy and quick… I believe the future with Aviat Networks will be a good one.

Juan Andres Guzman Barrios

Chief of Area Connectivity and Transmission Engineering, Entel Chile

As a router, CTR 8540 will enable a range of new IP and VPN services for our mobile backhaul and enterprise applications. Unlike other microwave radios that require adding an expensive, separate IP/MPLS router, CTR 8540 is the only product we found that integrates the microwave radio and IP routing features we need. As the incumbent carrier in Chile, Entel places importance on reducing the number of devices we provision at each cell site to save space and money. CTR does that for us by combining these two functions in one solution.

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